Guest post of the week by Monte Dominguez
Over the last several years, the library has become my home away from home. Before I leave, I set my home security alarm from securitychoice.com, as I know I will be there for hours. As a freelance writer, the library offers me everything I need to get the job done.
What makes the library the perfect place to work is that it is quiet. At home, I am constantly subjected to annoying phone calls, the dog barking, or someone stopping in unannounced. Going to the library means I can actually work in peace.
Of course, as the library is filled with books, magazines, and other data, researching a subject that I am writing about is very easy. Not only that, if I am having difficulty finding the information, the librarian is always more than willing to help me out.
Patten Free Library in Bath, Maine has been a part of my life for years. First, I visited when I was doing a paper for school. When I had my children, the library became a weekend favorite, as they, too, discovered a love of reading. While it seems hard to believe that over thirty years have passed since I first step foot in the library, I know that it will remain a big part of my life until I can no longer hold the book or write anymore.